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Ragin River Steak Co.

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154 S Main St, Independence, IA 97351-2005
+1 503-837-0394
07:30 - 21:00
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Monmouth, OR
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Ragin River is not there. Now it is the Independence Grill. We all had rib eye steaks, done 3 different ways. Actually was pretty good. Service was nice. Decor unchanged from Ragin. Restaurant business is tough!

Dallas, Oregon
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

The. BEST. Burger. EVER:) There are several choices but I go with the caramelized onions, goat cheese burger. The meat is delicious, the condiments out of this world and the bun is fresh baked at the restaurant. Yum, yum, yum

Thank ewf97338
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I've been to RR a few times, (5-6) food was mainly average to below-average ... more recently (in the last 12 mos) it went downhill - 1st time there my steak was GREAT, but had gone down on all counts continually - so I'm wondering if it is really closed or ?? I too noticed the paper notice on the... More 

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Independence, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The third regurgastation of RR seams to have closed it's doors. Please let someone open a nice cafe like Cafe today or Broadway Cafe in Salem. That would be a good fit.

Thank Choicebenz
Independence, Oregon
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

They served a terrific steak and hamburger to my husband last time, and we've both had the steak and drinks here before and enjoyed it immensely. I didn't give it the excellent on the food meter because one time our steaks arrived basically raw, more than "rare" raw, after we ordered medium and medium well done. When new steaks arrived... More 

Thank EmmaK412
Salem, Oregon
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

1st visit to my local establishment, have heard wonderful reviews. Ordered a "Hawaiian Burger" with "grilled pineapple and teriyaki sauce". (one of my fave combos). The burger came and I immediately said, is this the Hawaiian???? She assured me it was. I took 3 small bites, no way there's pineapple OR teriyaki. The waitress, who was lovely, by the way,... More 

Thank gushy9
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The new menu is mainly fish and chicken dishes. They do offer steak, but not the options they used to have. I used to really enjoy their food, but our visit tonight was a disappointment. I ordered the Champagne Chicken salad. Description: fresh greens, baked chicken, pineapple, dates, feta, strawberries, pecans, sunflower seeds and champagne vinaigrette. Sounded good. The salad... More 

Thank Debbie B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Oh my, we ate here a couple times well over a year ago and loved the food. We went back about six months ago and was only okay with it.... Decided to give the prime rib one last time, and what a joke! We waited tonight for five minutes for someone to even greet us... There were only two tables... More 

Thank Julie M
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

Sorry I have never been to this restaurant because it is not in Iowa! It looks like a great place in the pictures and I wish we had something like it here in Independence. There is a river here and sometimes it is raging but if we had a restaurant next to it you would have to leave every time... More 

salem, oregon
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160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

Loved this place the first time we tried it & gave it a great review but nope not this time. A real miss. A hair in my husband's salad to start. Yuck. Slimy/greasy calamari as the app. Not good. I ordered the $19 sirloin wrapped in bacon & it was very fatty (there are excellent beef suppliers in Polk county... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 S Main St, Independence, IA 97351-2005
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Independence
  • Phone Number: +1 503-837-0394

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